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Author Topic: North Derbyshire Raliways - It begins  (Read 2379 times)

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Re: North Derbyshire Raliways - It begins
« Reply #15 on: August 12, 2018, 04:23:58 pm »
G'day trevis,

Welcome to the Forum.

Thank you for sharing your lovely looking layout. Hope you didn't have to write all of that out again.

Looks really good and looking forward to more.

Hope you have fun on here.

Cheers weave  :beers:

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« Reply #16 on: August 12, 2018, 08:17:32 pm »
Heck of a way to say hello  :D. But so far, so awesome!

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« Reply #17 on: August 12, 2018, 08:42:30 pm »
Looking great!  :thumbsup:

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« Reply #18 on: August 12, 2018, 08:49:10 pm »
nice layout! i just subscribed to you on youtube.


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Re: North Derbyshire Raliways - It begins
« Reply #19 on: August 12, 2018, 09:35:54 pm »
That's one helluva introduction, Trevis, but comprehensive and full of method details. Please.....don't use anything abrasive on the track as it just allows crud to accumulate more easily and could leave fine dust which will get into your loco motors. I would suggest some form of track cleaning wagon you can use IPA (Iso Propyl Alcohol) with, especially as this will allow you to clean through your hidden track parts.
I've travelled to Chesterfield often on business so can't wait to see if you'll be modelling the famous spire :D

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« Reply #20 on: August 12, 2018, 09:56:35 pm »
Absolutely fascinating; thank you very much.

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« Reply #21 on: August 12, 2018, 10:47:38 pm »
Welcome aboard Trevis! :wave:  :wonderfulmodelling: :greatpicturessign: Just had a quick scan through for now - have to go back for a thorough read later.
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Re: North Derbyshire Raliways - It begins
« Reply #22 on: August 12, 2018, 10:53:33 pm »
Sorry to be a party pooper but the trains in the video are running the wrong way round. For British outline on a 'roundy roundy' the outer track goes clockwise the inner one anti clockwise. Known as left hand running.

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« Reply #23 on: August 13, 2018, 12:10:07 pm »
Sorry to be a party pooper but the trains in the video are running the wrong way round. For British outline on a 'roundy roundy' the outer track goes clockwise the inner one anti clockwise. Known as left hand running.

There you go,  I've already learned something! Truth be known in test phase I'm just happy that they are running on rails and not falling on the floor.  :D

Although,  given the mainline is ultimately a figure 8 the train moves between inside track and outside track. Not sure where that leaves me.

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« Reply #24 on: August 13, 2018, 12:15:18 pm »
I've travelled to Chesterfield often on business so can't wait to see if you'll be modelling the famous spire :D

I have thought about the spire, I'll see if I can adapt the Metcalfe church some ways down the track. Haven't done any scratch building to date, but there's always a first time.

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« Reply #25 on: August 16, 2018, 02:54:28 pm »
It's always like Christmas when a parcel from Hattons arrives in the Antipodes. Not only that but a long awaited parcel from Metcalfe arrived the same day! I can see my nights being fully blocked out for awhile now.

Of note, a 12 pack of DCC Concepts SS turnout motors, some Peco Shirebrook Colliery wagons and the shops and retaining walls for the false tunnel up the Bolsover/Chesterfield end. As well as a load of additional scenic items.

So tonight was all about getting the walls in place to create a bit of solidity to the somewhat anemic upper townsite.



Ran a strip of stiff card around the outside to give the walls something to grip. Primarily because they won't be running dead straight, but on a slight bend to create the curve.



A quick test fit and trimming of some overly long edges and I was good to stick it down. I like the effect. Obviously still a lot of touchups to do, but they can wait until I have the whole upper deck ready for final trim. And of course needs an interior at least to the first couple of inches of tunnel.



I am hoping to put in a footbridge from the base of the station up to the top deck to create some connectivity, as well as a road coming down along the backdrop edge.

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Re: North Derbyshire Raliways - It begins
« Reply #26 on: August 16, 2018, 03:48:20 pm »
Looks a very neat job.  :thumbsup:

All sorts of options for tunnel entrances/mouths but have a look at this site that offers a huge range of brick styles and types: http://www.paperbrick.co.uk/

Look forward to your next update.

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Re: North Derbyshire Raliways - It begins
« Reply #27 on: August 16, 2018, 07:12:39 pm »
<Although,  given the mainline is ultimately a figure 8 the train moves between inside track and outside track. Not sure where that leaves me. >

If you imagine yourself standing between the two tracks then trains on the left track will come from behind you and trains on the right track will come towards you. This is true for a simple roundy roundy, a figure 8 or any other circuit type you could imagine.


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Re: North Derbyshire Raliways - It begins
« Reply #28 on: August 16, 2018, 09:56:59 pm »
<Although,  given the mainline is ultimately a figure 8 the train moves between inside track and outside track. Not sure where that leaves me. >

If you imagine yourself standing between the two tracks then trains on the left track will come from behind you and trains on the right track will come towards you. This is true for a simple roundy roundy, a figure 8 or any other circuit type you could imagine.

And then expect to be arrested by the Transport Police :D

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Re: North Derbyshire Raliways - It begins
« Reply #29 on: August 17, 2018, 12:11:47 am »
G'day from the east coast, Trevis, and welcome to the NGF!  :thumbsup:

As others have said, that was one introduction! I found it interesting that track laying was one of the last things on the agenda! Quite unusual.

Any chance of a track plan, please?
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